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TwinMom

03:07PM | 11/10/03
Member Since: 11/09/03
2 lifetime posts
We are wanting to tile our bathroom floors. There is currently a vinyl floor on top of a concrete floor base. Can we tile over the vinyl or do we have to tear it out first? And if we must do this, what is the best way to get it up?

Graham Flooring

09:26AM | 11/11/03
Well first of all youdo not need to pull up the existing vinyl floor if it is a full spread glue down. (you can check this by cutting out a square of the vinyl floor) However you do have to prepare the surface of the vinyl by cleaning all the residue off of it, and then roughing it up with a heavy scratchpad, or a drywall score. Then you can lay your tile.

Hope I have helped.

Floorcraft

09:46AM | 11/11/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
scrape up the existing vinyl if it is not older than 20 years old, and level the floor. I know this is more work, but I believe most Ceramic installers will tell you to do the same. I am looking forward to the feedback on this.

TwinMom

10:57AM | 11/11/03
Member Since: 11/09/03
2 lifetime posts
Thank you for your replys. We have a lot to think about. I will gladly send out a note to let you know how it goes. I would like to also hear from more people before we attemt this project. Has anyone ever tiled over a vinyl flooring and hasn't regreted it? Our home is less than 4 years old. Again many thanks!

carpetman

06:25PM | 11/11/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
i agree with the post from graham flooring ,when you tile over vinyl that's well down, all you have is a moisture barrier... good luck


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